My Father's Dragon

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Random House, 1948 - Juvenile Fiction - 86 pages
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When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories) in Appendix B

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User Review  - NinaCaramelita - LibraryThing

A lovely read wherein ‘my father’ – Elmer, rescues an alley cat. Mother did not approve. Nevertheless, he secretly keeps her. Because of that, his wish to fly is granted when the cat tells him about a ... Read full review

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User Review  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

Written like an old folk tale or fairy tale, this is a delightful tale of a boy who travels through a strange and dangerous land to rescue a dragon. He uses cleverness and kindness as his tools. A good book for young children - complete with a map! Read full review

Contents

My Father Meets the Cat
9
My Father Runs Away
15
My Father Finds the Island
22
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About the author (1948)

RUTH STILES GANNETT wrote My Father's Dragon just a few years after her graduation from Vassar College in 1944. It was an immediate success, becoming a Newbery Honor Book, and was soon followed by two sequels, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. All three dragon stories have been continuously in print in the more than 40 years since their publication. The author's other books include Katie and the Sad Noise and The Wonderful House-Boat- Train. She is married to the artist and calligrapher Peter Kahn. They have seven daughters and seven grandchildren.

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